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Taryn Ziebart hits the floor to dig one up for SCW.

On Thursday, Sept. 6, the Lady Blackhawks hosted the Mitchell Christian Golden Eagles at the Sanborn Central gym. SCW came out on top with a 3-0 finish. Set scores were 29-27, 25-16 and 25-7. It took the Blackhawks a little while to get going, but once they did, they dominated the game.

Their next game for the day was against the Corsica-Stickney Jaguars. This game also went to three sets, but the Blackhawks came out of this one with a victory. Set scores were 25-17, 18-25 and 25-15.

The third game for the Blackhawks brought them up against the Iroquois Lady Chiefs. The Blackhawks won in two sets with identical scores of 25-11.

For their fourth and final game of the night, SCW met up with Mt. Vernon/Plankinton. They ended up taking a loss, but it was an incredible battle for such a late game. They went three sets with scores of 20-25, 26-24 and 20-25.

The Lady Blackhawks have been playing good, hard volleyball with some great competitors and holding their own nicely. They are improving with every game, and they are proving themselves as good competition for the best teams in the area. Their next action was on Tuesday, Sept. 11, when they hosted Wessington Springs in Woonsocket. They will see Oldham/Ramona/Rutland on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Sanborn Central starting with junior high at 1 p.m.

…Read about the games in detail and see more pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

On Monday, Sept. 10, 15 Woonsocket citizens attended the Woonsocket City Council meeting to voice their opinions and concerns about the vehicle ordinance that has recently been enforced. Also in attendance, were two city employees, Donnie Jemming and John Ames, Sheriff Tom Fridley and Deputy Sheriff Jason Coenen. 

Mayor Dick Reider started the discussion with a request that everyone try to stay civil and to keep comments on subject. There was a list of people who asked to be on the council’s agenda to speak so Mayor Reider started with that list and asked if those people wanted to speak. First up was Robert Wingert, who declined. Next up was Roger Linke, who did not attend, and the last person on the agenda was Charlotte Bruce, who also chose not to attend. 

So, the Mayor opened the subject to the floor and to the rest of the visitors of the meeting for discussion.

…Read on about the meeting in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

A stitch in time

By Sue Larson

Chuckles and even bursts of laughter filled the Community Center on Saturday morning, Sept. 8, as Ruby Pattison and Louise Maeschen of Mitchell presented their “Antique Quilts Trunk Show.” For nearly an hour, the ladies who gathered for the Spirit of Faith Lutheran-Methodist Church Women’s benefit were in awe of the beautiful and sometimes comical creations and antics presented by these two very talented women. Sunbonnet Sue, Lone Star, Baltimore Album, butterfly, farmyard, crazy cats, and antique feed sack quilts were among those shown. One appliqued wall-hanging featured two old ladies (closely resembling the women themselves) and read “If we live to be 103, best friends we will always be!”

All the women attending were welcomed prior to the program by the Mistress of Ceremonies, Sue Larson, and were invited to tour the construction site of the new church building afterward.

There were thirty-four Silent Auction items, including Halloween decor, fall and Christmas table runners, a coffee-themed basket, a fancy pail with wine inside, a fabric and notions basket, a John Deere lunch pail filled with candy, a sewing machine music box, two large handmade sofa pillows, and cookbooks to name a few.  The bidding war was quite competitive!

Door prizes were awarded and two quilts were raffled. Jennifer Feistner won the polka dot quilt made by the Spirit of Faith Mission Quilters and Kathy Jensen won the red, white and blue wedding ring king-sized quilt with a scalloped-edge border.

The day was surely a treasure of fellowship, laughter, bountiful delicious food, and friendly bidding with all proceeds going toward the new Spirit of Faith Lutheran-Methodist Church construction.